Thursday, August 16, 2012
Cap Goes Wild!
This is ferociously action-filled in-your-face poster from Marvelmania International featuring the artwork of Jack "King" Kirby and "Fearless" Frank Giacoia was part of the initial 1969 membership kit from the short-lived fan club operation. The lettering is by "Swingin" Sam Rosen.
I never owned this poster sadly, but I well remember the image from this ad which appeared in many a Marvel Comic of the time.
The poster of course was re-used artwork from the cover of 1968's Captain America #106. The story pitted Cap against an evil Communist LMD of himself. Here's a link with the details.
And just for fun here's that same artwork flipped for use as the cover of Marvel Super Action #8 a decade later in 1978. You'll note that Cap is no longer "Wild", but merely "Mad".